Meg knelt at her mother's feet. The warmth and light of the kitchen had relaxed her so that her attic fears were gone. The cocoa steamed fragrantly in the saucepan; geraniums bloomed on the windowsill and there was a bouquet of tiny yellow chrysanthemums in the center of the table.
Mrs. Murry is described as more intellectual than domestic, but it is descriptions of the Murry home that made me love A Wrinkle in Time. The attic bedroom, the star watching rock, and above all else, the twin's vegetable garden. If in the end I don't care as much for the plot itself I will still count this book among my favorites.
Since it is Friday (no links, sorry!)-
To my 11 yo daughter: The Witch of Blackbird Pond. We both like it so far!
To my 7 yo son: Inexplicably, Christopher's Harvest Time, over and over and over again. These are happy times.
Me: Some attachment parenting book by William Sears. Oh, how far we've drifted. We Baby-Wised our first daughter and though I love a good routine, I am also a big fan of baby wearing, co-sleeping, and breastfeeding. So I'm checking into the official attachment parenting book as opposed to just what we sort of accidentally did with my infant son.
And also: I've forgotten everything about babies. For example, when we brought our daughter home, I had one sleeper for her because I thought babies aren't that dirty so she could wear it for several days. Or five minutes after which she peed/spit up all over it. Needless to say, my husband spent a bit of time at Gymboree the next day and I downloaded some parenting books.
I'm super sleep deprived so please excuse any typos! Happy weekend!